Debate In Reply Interrupted

by Editor (Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — 10:04 PM)

The House adjourned at 10pm interrupting the debate in reply to the Speech from the Throne.

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Debate in Reply Begins

by Editor (Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — 6:03 PM)

When the House resumed at 2pm Prime Minister John Key moved a motion noting New Zealand’s successful bid on the United Nation’s Security Council.

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Sparks Fly in Address in Reply Debate

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — 4:51 PM)

Address in Reply Debate and Notices of Motion re Security Council seat & death of Gough Whitlam. Nominations for presiding officers including Trevor Mallard as Assistant Speaker.

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Officers Elected And Business Carried Over

by Editor (Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — 11:57 AM)

The House has adjourned until 2pm after electing officers and deciding to carry over all business from the last Parliament.

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Speech from the Throne

by Editor (Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — 11:44 AM)

Speech from the Throne Delivered by His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, on the occasion of the State Opening of Parliament, Tuesday 21 October 2014 Honourable Members of the House of Representatives. E nga Mema Honore o te Whare Paremata o Aotearoa, tenei aku mihi […]

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State Opening Of Parliament

by Editor (Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — 12:08 AM)

The House sits at 10.30am today before MPs are summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber.

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MPs Sworn In & Speaker Re-elected

by Desk Editor (Monday, October 20, 2014 — 4:55 PM)

Commission Opening of 51st Parliament kicks off with the swearing-in of MPs and election of Speaker.

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Carter Re-Elected Speaker

by Editor (Monday, October 20, 2014 — 12:38 PM)

The 51st Parliament held its commission opening today with MPs sworn in and David Carter elected Speaker.

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Parliament’s Commission Opening (Photos)

by Desk Editor (Monday, October 20, 2014 — 11:53 AM)

Photos of the opening of the 51st Parliament (click to view). All photos © 2014

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51st Parliament To Be Commissioned

by Editor (Monday, October 20, 2014 — 12:15 AM)

The formal Commission Opening of the 51st Parliament will begin at 11am today.

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Commission Opening Of Parliament: 20 Oct.

by Editor (Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — 5:31 PM)

The Commission Opening of Parliament has been confirmed for October 20 with the State Opening to take place the next day.

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Pre-Election Adjournment Debate Highlights

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, August 12, 2014 — 1:55 PM)
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Dissolution of the 50th Parliament

by Editor (Monday, August 11, 2014 — 2:55 PM)

The 50th Parliament will come to an end at 11am on Thursday 14 August 2014. The House cannot dissolve Parliament itself; only the Governor-General has the power to do so. As with all legal powers of the Governor-General, this power is exercised on the advice of the Prime Minister.

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MPs Complete Final Sitting Week

by Desk Editor (Friday, August 1, 2014 — 1:37 PM)

50th Parliament adjourns ahead of the election. Several bills passed. Standing Orders debated. House passes motion condemning Israeli actions in Gaza.

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Parliament Adjourns

by Editor (Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 5:48 PM)

The 50th Parliament has adjourned for the final time.

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Questions and Answers – July 31

by Editor (Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 5:17 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Economic Programme—Challenges 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (National—Botany) to the Minister of Finance: What has been the Government’s main challenge in implementing its economic programme during this term of Parliament?

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Last Hurrahs As 50th Parliament Adjourns

by Desk Editor (Thursday, July 31, 2014 — 4:54 PM)

Final sitting day of the 50th Parliament includes the Adjournment Debate, with contributions from both sides of the House.

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